|Nettles and cleavers growing together|
The nutritional value of this soup.
-Nettles; (Urtica dioca) Blood tonic, hypoglycaemic, antiseptic, circulatory stimulant.
-Cleavers, aka goosegrass; (Galium aparine) Lymphatic alterative, detoxifier, astringent tonic.
-Lovage; (Levisticum officinalis) Mild antibiotic, diuretic, antispasmodic.
So all in all a very heathy soup and quite perfect for an internal spring clean.
|My well washed spring greens|
2 handfuls of nettles
1/2 handfull of cleavers
A few fresh lovage leaves
300ml of chicken stock
Fist fry the leeks and then add the potatoes, carrots and then the stock. Let it boil for awhile until the veg are soft then add the spring greens and boil for another 5 minutes. When it's cooked blend it all together and eat it with hot butted toast.
|frozen chicken stock in the pot|
My girls just love this soup and its a really good way to get some vitamins and minerals in them.
|Enjoying her soup|